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HIGH NOTES AVANTE inspires, gives hope and connects those touched by mental illness through artistic expression.

We are proud to have been awarded “Best Creative Innovation” at Richmond Hill’s Economic Development Committee’s 7th Creative symposium. Please CLICK HERE to watch the short video with our Artistic & Executive Director, Ingrid Taheri, speaking about our charity.

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Music and words have the power to create social change, inspire, empower and give hope to those touched by mental illnessOur ‘image raising’ events feature world class performances and speakers, and showcase the lives and talents of artists and personalities who are living good lives despite having an existing or past mental health challenge. We aim to erase stigma, educate, create community and save lives by encouraging others to reach out and also share their stories.

Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. If 1 in 5 people are affected and we all know someone who suffers, we should show the same compassion and respect for those affected by mental illness as for those affected by physical illness. Our events are therapeutic for those affected and an eye opener for the community at large. We invite you to get involved because WE ALL HAVE A (mental health) STORY

“Your kindness and empathy vis-à-vis our collective mental health struggles is unsurpassed.”

- Grammy Awarded Singer/Songwriter Dan Hill

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UPCOMING EVENTS: 

NOV 18, 2022 HIGH NOTES CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTHJoin us for the LIVE High Notes Concert for Mental Health–with artists and personalities sharing their experience with mental illness. We proudly welcome singer/songer and radio host LILY FROST, David Hetherington and Serouj Kradjian of the AMICI CHAMBER ENSEMBLE for the first time. We are also proud welcome back baritone GILES TOMKINS and pianist KATHRYN TREMILLS, violinist STEPHEN SITARSKI, young singer/songwriter priyana, dancer SEBASTIAN ‘Bash’ HIRTENSTEIN, concert pianist and clinical psychologist, SHAULAMIT MOR and pianist MARSHAL WANG. We greatly appreciate the support of our radio sponsors Classical 96.3 fm, Zoomer Radio and 105.9 The Region. We also couldn’t do it without the support of the Richmond Hill Charitable Association and sponsorship from Assesmed, CFIR & Desjardins Insurance.

PLEASE NOTE: We are following all provincial guidelines in effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone attending need to show proof of vaccination.

ALL TICKETS $35 THROUGH THE RICHMOND HILL CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS 905.787.8811

WITH COVID-19 MANY OF OUR PLANS HAVE BEEN CANCELED. HOWEVER IT HAS ALSO BEEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO REINVENT OURSELVES. WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR THESE THREE FREE ONGOING VIRTUAL EVENTS:

OCT 27 HIGH NOTES MOVIE CLUB

EVERY FRIDAY MORNING AT 10:30 pm HIGH NOTES VOICES will sing online together again. We look forward to having an in-person choir again…at some point.

DEC 2: HIGH NOTES BOOK CLUB will discuss Touched with Fire by Kay Redfield Jamison

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